Pre-Release Screening: GET OUT – February 6

January 19, 2017 by | Events

Join us for a pre-release screening of GET OUT on Monday, February 6. In Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more

Matt and Ross Duffer Helm Break-Out Netflix Hit

January 19, 2017 by Janell Shearer | Alumni

Ordinary people facing extraordinary challenges and doing extraordinary things is a central theme of the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things, created by Chapman alumni Matt and Ross Duffer ’07. Facing the unknown, the characters work together, creatively solving problems as they arise, to reach their goals. That theme also describes the careers of the Duffer

Alumni Spotlight – Tara Hernandez

January 17, 2017 by | Alumni

Every so often, we’ll be spotlighting alumni and what they are up to these days. These Q&A sessions will give you a bit of insight into where the world has taken them since graduation. This week, the spotlight is on Tara Hernandez (BFA/Film Production ’10). DODGE: Share your career path with us – how did

Dodge Holds Chapman Studios West Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

January 12, 2017 by | Academics

Yesterday, Dodge College officially opened their newest addition to the Chapman University family: Chapman Studios West! Located on West Palm Avenue, just a short walk away from Marion Knott Studios, this new location is home to the Dhont Documentary Film Center, which will bring our documentary program to new heights. Before the ribbon cutting ceremony,

Meet Our New Stage Manager – Marita Tyler!

January 9, 2017 by | Academics

Having trouble on the stages? Need a hand with construction rules? Want to know the do’s and don’ts of the new stages? Then you need to talk to Marita Tyler (MFA/Film Production & Cinematography ’11), Dodge College’s new Stage Manager! We obviously like to keep it within the Chapman family here, hiring alums to help

Teaching filmmaking in China: Dodge launches Summer Film Academy in Shenzhen

January 3, 2017 by Janell Shearer | Beyond Dodge

Although companies the world over seek a foothold in China, in many ways it’s easier said than done. Cultural and language differences are just the starting point of challenges to be surmounted for Americans working in China. For Dodge College faculty, the launch of the first Summer Film Academy in Shenzhen, China, was not without

Apply to work with Joyce Cox as Spring 2017 Pankey Scholar

December 19, 2016 by | Academics

We are now accepting applications for the spring 2017 Pankey Scholar program.  This semester, our talented Pankey Chair is producer Joyce Cox.  Joyce has produced such mega-hits as THE JUNGLE BOOK and MEN IN BLACK 3, and is the preeminent Visual Effects producer in Hollywood, with credits that include AVATAR, THE DARK KNIGHT, SUPERMAN RETURNS,

Alumni Spotlight – Mitch McIntire

December 15, 2016 by | Alumni

Every so often, we’ll be spotlighting alumni and what they are up to these days. These Q&A sessions will give you a bit of insight into where the world has taken them since graduation. This week, the spotlight is on Mitch McIntire (BFA/Film Production ’08). DODGE: Share your career path with us – how did

In Remembrance: Lawrence ‘Larry’ Dodge

December 13, 2016 by | News

Last week, the Chapman community lost one of its greatest friends, Mr. Lawrence ‘Larry’ Dodge, at the age of 77. Larry was the namesake of our school, the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Dodge was a retired US Marine, and helped form the American Sterling Corporation, which was a group

In Malawi: Coming face-to-face with the stories behind the news

December 13, 2016 by | Travel Courses

Students traveling to Malawi this summer as part of Dodge College’s Destination: Africa documentary program experienced basic challenges—such as learning how to conduct an interview through a translator—and deeper, more significant challenges such as trying to understand why superstition drives some people to murder others to collect their body parts for “good luck.” Their experiences